Pre-Cruise Entertainment Reservations


Wow!  I can now officially say that my husband and I are celebrating his 40th birthday with both his parents AND my parents aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, yeah!!!  We are very excited and look forward to sharing this big event with our family.  One of the cool features of this new ship is that it allows you to select the shows you want to see ahead of time.  This is due impart to such a large number of guests sailing that there wouldn’t be room for everyone at every performance so reservations are now suggested for the shows.  It doesn’t cost more, just reserves a space for you at that particular showing.  They have some very exciting options for live entertainment.  We will see the eight time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Hairspray” as a matinee on one of our days at sea.  Another evening we will see “Frozen in Time” the spectacular ice skating show performed by The Oasis of the Seas International Ice Cast, which features top-rated figure skaters from around the world. On another night we will see “Come Fly With Me”, a visually stunning show that combines the unique aerial, dance, gymnastic and vocal talents of Royal Caribbean’s amazing cast.  On another evening we will be wowed by the performance of “Oasis of Dreams” at the Aqua Theatre featuring Olympic and NCAA champion athletes from around the world, including divers, synchronized swimmers and gymnasts.  This vacation promises to be full of fabulous entertainment.  We’ve been awed before by Royal Caribbean and look forward to all this voyage has to offer.  Can’t wait for our adventure to begin!  Happy Sailing!  🙂

Hurricane Season


There are a lot of good deals to be had for cruise vacations in September.  There is a reason for that.  Hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th.  September has historically been the most active month for hurricanes coming in from the Atlantic Ocean.  This season is shaping up to be no different.  This past week we have seen hurricane Earl wreak havoc on cruise ship itineraries.  A lot of changes were made to many voyages.  Some went even so far as to change their entire route from the Eastern Caribbean to the Western Caribbean.  That’s something to remember when selecting your cruise vacation. You may get a great deal, but just remember to be flexible in case a hurricane ends up in the path of your chosen voyage.   Buying trip insurance is always a great idea, but in this case, it is up to the discretion of the cruise line to make decisions based on what will keep passengers safe and insurance will not cover changes in itineraries.   I have a co-worker that  actually missed one port and was kept out at sea on her ship for two extra days in 2003 because the port of Miami was closed.  Guess there are worse things than being stranded on a cruise ship safely away from a hurricane :)  Happy Sailing!